We bought a house last year with an 18 x 36 vinyl lined pool. This is our first pool, and after one season of cleaning it manually, I've decided to get a robotic cleaner and pretty much have it narrowed down to the Blue Pearl or Blue Diamond (I decided on these over the aquabots because they have the PVA brushes which I think should be better for my vinyl pool).
I've searched on here and other pool sites for information about these cleaners (and all the other ones I was considering) but was curious as to a performance/durability update from the users/owners of these cleaners. So if you have one of these and would kindly post how long you've had it and how well it is still working, what repairs/maintenance you had to do I'd appreciate it.
I'm leaning towards the Blue Diamond right now as it gives 4 yrs warranty vs. 1 for the Pearl and I've found it for about $250 more than the Pearl.
Also, how good are these cleaners for picking up pine needles and leaves?
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!